Tinkering with text

I have known Isabel Nolan for about a decade now, and fell in love with her artworks when I first encountered them, and have been following her practice closely ever since. I have also been intrigued by the odd speech I have had the pleasure of hearing her deliver/perform.* I laughed heartily at her introductionContinue reading “Tinkering with text”


In the course of the last decade I have on and off worked on publications with writing by artist/jeweller Leonor Hipólito, designed by Arne Kaiser. I knew Arne through publications I’d worked on with curator Jürgen Bock, so via this string of connections I was invited to work on Leonor’s texts. The first one, überstein,Continue reading “Gems”

Two at Once

I spotted both The Curatorial Conundrum and Olivia Plender, Rise Early, Be Industrious at last weekend’s Offprint art book fair at Tate Modern. The former at both the stand of the Luma Foundation and MIT, the latter at Sternberg‘s. It’s always surprising to finally hold something in your hands after having engaged with it so intensely for often quiteContinue reading “Two at Once”

Blast from the past

Having worked with Douglas Gordon on a book when I worked at Artangel – Feature Film (1999) – I recently did some copy-editing and proofing work on an interesting take on publishing something in relation to one of his most complex works, entitled Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now., owned by the MuséeContinue reading “Blast from the past”

CVAN Creative Writing programme

After having worked with several ‘mentees’ of the CVAN Creative Writing programme, a quick update with links of texts they have published. The idea of the workshops and the mentoring scheme was that writers based in the North-West of the UK were offered the opportunity to work with a mentor in trying to develop theirContinue reading “CVAN Creative Writing programme”

The Shadowfiles # 3

It’s been wonderful working with my former colleague Edna van Duyn, de Appel’s long-time editor, again. The Shadowfiles is de Appel’s annual magazine in book form that aims to shed light on invisible, behind the scenes activities of de Appel arts centre. While I only translated and copy-edited texts for issues 1 and 2, I’ve stuckContinue reading “The Shadowfiles # 3”


Another new arrival on my doormat this morning: Self-Organised, edited by Stine Hebert & Anne Szefer Karlsen, published by Open Editions / Hordaland Art Centre. I received an email from Anne, whom I didn’t know at the time, while I was at Heathrow, on my way to Istanbul, just before Christmas 2011: whether I’d beContinue reading “Self-Organised”